Missing Jet: Iranian With Stolen Passport “Not Likely” Terrorist

An Iranian teen who boarded the missing Malaysia Airlines jet using a stolen Austrian passport is "not likely to be a member of any terrorist group," an official said Tuesday. Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar of the Malaysian police told a news conference on Tuesday that after looking into the passenger's background it appeared that 19-year-old Eouria Nour Mohammad Mhrdad was trying to reach Germany to claim asylum. A second passenger was traveling on a stolen Italian passport on Flight 370 and has not yet been identified. The police chief also laid out potential outcomes that are being examined after the Boeing 777 went missing while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing: "One is hijacking, two is sabotage, three is psychological problems for passengers or crew," Khalid said. The missing jet underwent maintenance just 12 days before it vanished and "there were no issues on the health of the aircraft," Malaysia Airlines said in a statement Tuesday.

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